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31 Dec 2010 description

Evènements clés

=B7 Près de 10 millions de personnes affectées par la crise alimentaire en 2010

=B7 Première visite africaine du Chef de l'action humanitaire

=B7 Plus de 1,9 million de personnes touchées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

=B7 Près de 58 000 cas de cholera reportés en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

=B7 Plus de 20 000 personnes affectées de la méningite en 2010

=B7 FCFA 184 milliards reçus pour l'action humanitaire en 2010

=B7 FCFA 219 milliards requis pour faire face aux besoins humanitaires en 2011 en Afrique …

30 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

- Food security conditions across the region are steadily improving with the increasingly widespread harvests and large shipments of rainy season crops to markets since October.

- Nominal prices for different crops are falling in production zones but are still high in deficit areas which are still awaiting an influx of commercial trade.

03 Dec 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In its letter dated 21 December 2007 (S/2007/754), the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2010, and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months. The present report covers the period from 1 July to 31 December 2010.

30 Nov 2010 description

    West Africa's humanitarian situation remains of deep concern. The region continues to be marked by complex and severe humanitarian crises, often exceeding the populations' coping capacities and deepening their vulnerability. In 2010, the region was found to have the highest rates of under-five mortality in the world. About one-quarter of all global child deaths occur in West Africa.

30 Nov 2010 description


In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

19 Nov 2010 description

IOM will hold a series of eight national workshops on the protection of vulnerable people on the move in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), beginning next week.

The IOM convened workshops will gather a range of national-level actors involved in child protection, women's rights, and migration and refugee issues.

05 Nov 2010 description

- 445 Outbreaks following importations of wild poliovirus into countries of the WHO African, European and South-East Asian Regions: January 2009 – September 2010

- 445 Flambées consécutives à l’importation du poliovirus sauvage dans les Région africaine, européenne et d’Asie du Sud-Est de l’OMS – jan

05 Nov 2010 description

Evènements clés

- Le Coordinateur humanitaire des Nations Unies, Mme Amos, effectue sa première visite en Afrique

- 1,9 million de personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Des centaines d'enfants intoxiqués au plomb au Nigeria

- Plus de 52 000 cas de cholera en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre depuis mai 2010

- FCFA 22,3 milliards requis pour les inondations au Bénin

- Plus FCFA 36 milliards alloués par le Fonds d'urgence de l'ONU depuis janvier 2010

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely the West Coast (Abuja), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg). The IFRC West Coast Regional Representation office based in Abuja, Nigeria covers seven countries; Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo and Liberia.

22 Oct 2010 description

Résumé de production agricole 2010/2011

- Le mois de septembre marque la fin de la soudure dans la plupart des régions des bassins central (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali et Togo) et Ouest (Cap Vert, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau, Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone).

18 Oct 2010 description


West Africa, like all other regions of the African continent, has been faced with a multitude of security challenges since the end of European colonisation in the region in the early 1960s. And as most West African countries celebrate 50 years of independence in the year 2010, which the African Union (AU) has proclaimed as the "Year of Peace", many of these challenges remain acute.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future